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Teen Suspect in Drive-By Shooting Arrested In Downtown Seattle

An SPD SWAT team deployed distraction devices (commonly known as flash-bangs) in downtown Seattle late Monday while taking a 17-year-old suspect in a drive-by shooting into custody. Police also recovered a handgun during the arrest.

SPD Gang Unit detectives–who have been investigating the teen in connection with a May 3rd shooting in the 6500 block of 29th Avenue South—tracked the suspect to 2nd Avenue and Vine Street on Monday and called for SWAT to assist in the arrest.

Police stopped a vehicle and detained the driver and the 17-year-old passenger, and booked the 17-year-old into the King County Youth Service Center for drive-by shooting and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Gang Unit detectives continue to investigate the case.